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Report: Alaska pays $1M to settle abuse lawsuit

...a lot better, actually," White said of the Office of Children's Services and its predecessor, the Division of Family and Youth Services.The state did not acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement.The abuse was revealed in 2004, three...
High court rules state is not liable

...reduced to 30 years. Sandsness' family filed a lawsuit against the state in 1995, alleging that the Division of Family and Youth Services was wrong to release Whitaker about five weeks before his official release date on a separate case involving...
Fugitive nabbed on sex abuse charges

...states. Police Sgt. John Boltjes said police were alerted to the alleged abuse in April 1999 by the state Division of Family and Youth Services. However, by the time an arrest warrant was issued, Garcia-Lopez had fled to Mexico, where he became...
Sincerest apologies

...rights Although Mr. Veter is a valued member of the SAGA staff, his personal experience with the state Division of Family and Youth Services as described in his letter titled, "Where dogs have more rights," does not represent the positive relationship...
Anchorage police to review policies after fatal car crash

...her condition. Mikayla Lewis, 16, the other teen-ager killed, was in the legal custody of the state Division of Family and Youth Services at the time of her death, said director Theresa Tanoury. Lewis was a chronic runaway and had been staying...
Examiner: Remains belong to Douglas man

...about the child's current whereabouts was available Wednesday. She had been placed in the custody of the Division of Family and Youth Services after her father's disappearance. Police, state troopers and SEADOGS - Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized...
State Briefs

Personal-use king crab season to end soon; DEC completes testing of Sitka clams and mussels; Chickaloon woman convicted of counterfeiting; North Pole man charged with pointing gun at girl; GTL workers settle dispute; Child-protection report deadlines clash;
State gets dismal review of child protection service

ANCHORAGE - A comprehensive federal review of Alaska's system of protecting children from abuse or neglect has found widespread deficiencies. The federal assessment began more than a year ago and was released Friday at a joint meeting of the Governor's Commission on Child Protection and the Court Improvement Project.
State Briefs

Anchorage man arrested in beating death of baby; U.S. House approves Adak land transfer; Body of missing Nome man found; Dead woman's husband charged with insurance fraud
Man caring for 4 children charged in baby's death

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man charged with killing his 2-month-old daughter, was jobless and staying at home caring for four children while their mother was having an affair with a jail inmate and leaving the family's trailer home for periods of time, according to charging documents.


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